Attend the Annual Hilo Brewfest

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2023 Hilo Brewfest

The 2023 Hilo Brewfest was held on Saturday July 8, 2023 from 2pm to 5pm. Tickets were limited this year and cost $75 for general admission and $150 for VIP.

A celebration of beer, food, and Hawaiian culture, the Rotary Club of Hilo’s annual Hilo Brewfest is an afternoon party offering a huge selection of different brews, dozens of food vendors, and live music. It was held this year at the Hilo Yacht Club with gorgeous views of the ocean, there’s lots of fun to be had at Hilo’s largest brew festival.

Like the festival’s counterpart on the western side, the Hilo Brewfest celebrates the homebrew movement in craft brewing with a competition as part of the festival itself. Home brewers from all over the Hawaiian islands and the mainland bring their creations to the Big Island’s eastern side for a celebration of the art of beer making and share their secrets with fellow brewers and attendees alike.

An ideal way to spend an afternoon, the Hilo Brewfest is a wonderful opportunity to experience the best brews, food, and music Hawaiian island has to offer. Just 10 years old, this brewfest has quickly become one of the most popular events during the Big Island’s diverse range of summer activities. Local breweries include Big Island Brewhaus, Ola Brew, Kona Brewing Co, and Hilo Brewing Co, as well as a host of other Hawaii and Mainland Breweries. Proceeds from the ticket purchases go toward the Rotary Club of Hilo’s various charitable efforts throughout the community.

If you’re planning to be on the Big Island in early summer, a trip to the island’s Hilo side offers you a chance to try out the dozens of beers available for your enjoyment during this annual gathering. To purchase tickets or find more information visit the official event website.

Hilo Brewfest Location

Location Varies – 2023
Hilo Yacht Club
77 Laehala St
Hilo, HI 96720, USA

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